If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

Workshops are in a two-part format, and include:

  • detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • how to establish a daily practice at home
  • developing mindfulness in daily life.

After you have attended the introductory workshops you are welcome at any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 19 & 26 August 2017 (both Saturdays).

 Meditation Supplies 

For meditation cushions, mats and benches handmade in New Zealand visit Dharmagear or call 09 550 4383.


  • One Day Sitting Sunday 9 July : You can come for the whole day or for part of the day. The usual Sunday morning sitting will be from 8.30. - 10.30 a.m. followed by tea. See here for details.

  • Qi Gong with Orlando Morales is monthly on Saturday. The next class is 15 July, 9 - 10:30 a.m. There is no class in June. Please register here if you want reminders about exercise classes. 
  • T-Shirts AZC Bodhidharma T-shirts are still available in most sizes. See here for details and picture.

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